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  • Writer's pictureVolume 82 Magazine

LeBron James Broke the NBA's All-Time Scoring Record: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Held The Record 39 Years

LeBron James broke the NBA's all-time scoring record that former Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar held for 39 years. LeBron surpassed Kareem's record of 38,388 points during Tuesday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kareem was a 7'2" center who played for the Lakers most of his NBA career. He also played with the Milwaukee Bucks for roughly six seasons. Kareem also led the NBA in the most games played, blocked shots, defensive rebounds, and personal fouls. Several NBA players, coaches, and fans regard Jabbar as the greatest player of all time!

LeBron paid the NBA legend great respect during last night's game, asking the crowd to give Jabbar a standing ovation. King James thanked his fans for the support and confirmed that he thinks he can play more seasons, "I know I can play a couple more years. The way I'm feeling, the way my body's been reacting to me throughout this course of the season, I know I can play a couple more years." At one point, King James had his sights on playing in the NBA with his son, Bronny James. The Los Angeles Laker shared with reporter Dave McMenamin for ESPN, "I need to be on the floor with my boy. I gotta be on the floor with Bronny."

Bronny is a senior in high school and is reportedly narrowing down his choices for which college he will attend for basketball. He's one of the top high school prospects. Bronny told the LA Times that Oregon, Ohio State, and USC were his top choices. However, an unnamed college coach alleges that LeBron and his wife, Savannah, have made it difficult for schools to speak to their son about athletic recruitment. According to Legion Hoops' Twitter, the anonymous coach stated, "I tried to get involved, but you had to jump through a thousand hoops just to get to the mom…You're not allowed to talk to the kid. You have to schedule a time on Tuesday or Thursday with the publicist just to talk to the mom."

We don't know if LeBron and Bronny will play in the NBA simultaneously, yet, congrats to the James family for all of their accomplishments!

Main Photo Credit: LeBron James



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